The idea of reading the Christian Bible in a year grew out of the need for many people to find a regular, metered way to learn more about scripture in small pieces that fit into daily life. There are many variations on the schedule; one particular schedule is given below.

A Schedule

Below is the schedule that I've grown into using over the last several years; it's based on a reading schedule I found in the back of an old King James bible with some modifications. It progresses through the Old Testament and New Testament in order, but in parallel: there are both Old and New Testament readings on most days after February 3.

Each entry in this list below has the related E2 node for those readings linked, so you can use this entry along with the linked entries to do the readings yourself if you'd like. E2 is especially nice because each chapter entry has the full King James text, along with each chapter's related entry in Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible.

If this interests you, please scroll to the bottom of this node and read the final section:

January 1: Genesis 1, 2, 3, and 4
January 2: Genesis 5, 6, 7, and 8
January 3: Genesis 9, 10, and 11
January 4: Genesis 12, 13, 14, and 15
January 5: Genesis 16, 17, 18, and 19
January 6: Genesis 20, 21, 22, and 23
January 7: Genesis 24, 25, and 26
January 8: Genesis 27, 28, 29, and 30
January 9: Psalms 1, 2, 3, and 4 (commentaries are at 1, 2, 3, and 4)
January 10: Genesis 31, 32, and 33
January 11: Genesis 34, 35, 36, and 37
January 12: Genesis 38, 39, 40, and 41
January 13: Genesis 42, 43, and 44
January 14: Genesis 45, 46, and 47
January 15: Genesis 48, 49, and 50
January 16: Psalms 5, 6, 7, and 8 (commentaries are at 5, 6, 7, and 8)
January 17: Exodus 1, 2, 3, and 4
January 18: Exodus 5, 6, and 7
January 19: Exodus 8, 9, and 10
January 20: Exodus 11, 12, and 13
January 21: Exodus 14, 15, and 16
January 22: Exodus 17, 18, and 19
January 23: Exodus 20, 21, and 22
January 24: Psalms 9, 10, 11, and 12 (commentaries are at 9, 10, 11, and 12)
January 25: Exodus 23, 24, and 25
January 26: Exodus 26, 27, and 28
January 27: Exodus 29, 30, and 31
January 28: Exodus 32, 33, and 34
January 29: Exodus 35, 36, and 37
January 30: Exodus 38, 39, and 40
January 31: Leviticus 1, 2, 3, and 4

February 1: Leviticus 5, 6, 7, and 8
February 2: Psalms 13, 14, 15, and 16 (commentaries are at 13, 14, 15, and 16)
February 3: Leviticus 9, 10, 11, and 12; and John 1
February 4: Leviticus 13, 14, and 15; and John 2
February 5: Leviticus 16, 17, and 18; and John 3
February 6: Leviticus 19, 20, and 21; and John 4
February 7: Leviticus 22, 23, and 24; and John 5
February 8: Leviticus 25, 26, and 27; and John 6
February 9: Numbers 1 and 2; and John 7
February 10: Numbers 3 and 4; and John 8
February 11: Psalms 17, 18, 19, and 20 (commentaries are at 17, 18, 19, and 20)
February 12: Numbers 5 and 6; and John 9
February 13: Numbers 7 and 8; and John 10
February 14: Numbers 9 and 10; and John 11
February 15: Numbers 11 and 12; and John 12
February 16: Numbers 13 and 14; and John 13
February 17: Numbers 15 and 16; and John 14
February 18: Numbers 17 and 18; and John 15
February 19: Numbers 19 and 20; and John 16
February 20: Psalms 21, 22, 23, and 24 (commentaries are at 21, 22, 23, and 24)
February 21: Numbers 21 and 22; and John 17
February 22: Numbers 23 and 24; and John 18
February 23: Numbers 25 and 26; and John 19
February 24: Numbers 27 and 28; and John 20
February 25: Numbers 29 and 30; and John 21
February 26: Numbers 31 and 32
February 27: Numbers 33 and 34
February 28: Numbers 35 and 36

March 1: Psalms 25, 26, 27, and 28 (commentaries are at 25, 26, 27, and 28)
March 2: Deuteronomy 1 and 2; and Matthew 1
March 3: Deuteronomy 3 and 4; and Matthew 2
March 4: Deuteronomy 5 and 6; and Matthew 3
March 5: Deuteronomy 7 and 8
March 6: Deuteronomy 9 and 10; and Matthew 4
March 7: Deuteronomy 11 and 12
March 8: Deuteronomy 13 and 14; and Matthew 5
March 9: Deuteronomy 15 and 16
March 10: Psalms 29, 30, 31, and 32 (commentaries are at 29, 30, 31, and 32)
March 11: Deuteronomy 17 and 18; and Matthew 6
March 12: Deuteronomy 19 and 20
March 13: Deuteronomy 21 and 22; and Matthew 7
March 14: Deuteronomy 23 and 24
March 15: Deuteronomy 25 and 26; and Matthew 8
March 16: Deuteronomy 27 and 28
March 17: Deuteronomy 29 and 30; and Matthew 9
March 18: Deuteronomy 31 and 32
March 19: Deuteronomy 33 and 34; and Matthew 10
March 20: Psalms 33, 34, 35, and 36 (commentaries are at 33, 34, 35, and 36)
March 21: Joshua 1 and 2; and Matthew 11
March 22: Joshua 3 and 4
March 23: Joshua 5 and 6; and Matthew 12
March 24: Joshua 7 and 8
March 25: Joshua 9 and 10; and Matthew 13
March 26: Joshua 11 and 12
March 27: Joshua 13 and 14; and Matthew 14
March 28: Psalms 37, 38, 39, and 40 (commentaries are at 37, 38, 39, and 40)
March 29: Joshua 15 and 16; and Matthew 15
March 30: Joshua 17 and 18
March 31: Joshua 19 and 20; and Matthew 16

April 1: Joshua 21 and 22
April 2: Joshua 23 and 24; and Matthew 17
April 3: Judges 1 and 2
April 4: Judges 3 and 4; and Matthew 18
April 5: Judges 5 and 6
April 6: Psalms 41, 42, 43, and 44 (commentaries are at 41, 42, 43, and 44)
April 7: Judges 7 and 8; and Matthew 19
April 8: Judges 9 and 10
April 9: Judges 11 and 12; and Matthew 20
April 10: Judges 13 and 14
April 11: Judges 15 and 16; and Matthew 21
April 12: Judges 17 and 18
April 13: Judges 19, 20, and 21
April 14: Ruth 1, 2, 3, and 4
April 15: Psalms 45, 46, 47, and 48 (commentaries are at 45, 46, 47, and 48)
April 16: 1 Samuel 1 and 2; and Matthew 22
April 17: 1 Samuel 3 and 4
April 18: 1 Samuel 5 and 6; and Matthew 23
April 19: 1 Samuel 7 and 8
April 20: 1 Samuel 9 and 10; and Matthew 24
April 21: 1 Samuel 11 and 12
April 22: 1 Samuel 13 and 14
April 23: 1 Samuel 15 and 16; and Matthew 25
April 24: Psalms 49, 50, 51, and 52 (commentaries are at 49, 50, 51, and 52)
April 25: 1 Samuel 17 and 18; and Matthew 26
April 26: 1 Samuel 19 and 20
April 27: 1 Samuel 21 and 22; and Matthew 27
April 28: 1 Samuel 23 and 24
April 29: 1 Samuel 25 and 26
April 30: 1 Samuel 27 and 28

May 1: 1 Samuel 29, 30, and 31
May 2: Psalms 53, 54, 55, and 56 (commentaries are at 53, 54, 55, and 56)
May 3: 2 Samuel 1 and 2; and Mark 1
May 4: 2 Samuel 3 and 4
May 5: 2 Samuel 5 and 6; and Mark 2
May 6: 2 Samuel 8 and 8
May 7: 2 Samuel 9 and 10; and Mark 3
May 8: 2 Samuel 11 and 12
May 9: 2 Samuel 13 and 14; and Mark 4
May 10: 2 Samuel 15 and 16
May 11: 2 Samuel 17 and 18
May 12: Psalms 57, 58, 59, and 60 (commentaries are at 57, 58, 59, and 60)
May 13: 2 Samuel 19 and 20; and Mark 5
May 14: 2 Samuel 21 and 22
May 15: 2 Samuel 23 and 24; and Mark 6
May 16: 1 Kings 1 and 2
May 17: 1 Kings 3 and 4; and Mark 7
May 18: 1 Kings 5 and 6
May 19: 1 Kings 7 and 8; and Mark 8
May 20: 1 Kings 9 and 10
May 21: Psalms 61, 62, 63, and 64 (commentaries are at 61, 62, 63, and 64)
May 22: 1 Kings 11 and 12; and Mark 9
May 23: 1 Kings 13 and 14
May 24: 1 Kings 15 and 16; and Mark 10
May 25: 1 Kings 17 and 18
May 26: 1 Kings 19 and 20; and Mark 11
May 27: 1 Kings 21 and 22; and Mark 12
May 28: 2 Kings 1 and 2; and Mark 13
May 29: 2 Kings 3 and 4; and Mark 14
May 30: Psalms 65, 66, 67, and 68 (commentaries are at 65, 66, 67, and 68)
May 31: 2 Kings 5 and 6; and Mark 15

June 1: 2 Kings 7 and 8; and Mark 16
June 2: 2 Kings 9 and 10; and Luke 1
June 3: 2 Kings 11 and 12; and Luke 2
June 4: 2 Kings 13 and 14; and Luke 3
June 5: 2 Kings 15 and 16; and Luke 4
June 6: 2 Kings 17 and 18; and Luke 5
June 7: 2 Kings 19 and 20; and Luke 6
June 8: Psalms 69, 70, 71, and 72 (commentaries are at 69, 70, 71, and 72)
June 9: 2 Kings 21 and 22; and Luke 7
June 10: 2 Kings 23 and 24; and Luke 8
June 11: 1 Chronicles 1 and 2; and Luke 9
June 12: 1 Chronicles 3 and 4; and Luke 10
June 13: 1 Chronicles 5 and 6; and Luke 11
June 14: 1 Chronicles 7 and 8; and Luke 12
June 15: 1 Chronicles 9 and 10; and Luke 13
June 16: 1 Chronicles 11 and 12; and Luke 14
June 17: Psalms 73, 74, 75, and 76 (commentaries are at 73, 74, 75, and 76)
June 18: 1 Chronicles 13 and 14; and Luke 15
June 19: 1 Chronicles 15 and 16; and Luke 16
June 20: 1 Chronicles 17 and 18; and Luke 17
June 21: 1 Chronicles 19 and 20; and Luke 18
June 22: 1 Chronicles 21 and 22; and Luke 19
June 23: 1 Chronicles 23 and 24; and Luke 20
June 24: 1 Chronicles 25 and 26; and Luke 21
June 25: 1 Chronicles 27, 28, and 29; and Luke 22
June 26: Psalms 77, 78, 79, and 80 (commentaries are at 77, 78, 79, and 80)
June 27: 2 Chronicles 1 and 2; and Luke 23
June 28: 2 Chronicles 3 and 4; and Luke 24
June 29: 2 Chronicles 5 and 6; and Acts 1
June 30: 2 Chronicles 7 and 8; and Acts 2

July 1: 2 Chronicles 9 and 10; and Acts 3
July 2: 2 Chronicles 11 and 12; and Acts 4
July 3: 2 Chronicles 13 and 14; and Acts 5
July 4: 2 Chronicles 15 and 16; and Acts 6
July 5: Psalms 81, 82, 83, and 84 (commentaries are at 81, 82, 83, and 84)
July 6: 2 Chronicles 17 and 18; and Acts 7
July 7: 2 Chronicles 19 and 20; and Acts 8
July 8: 2 Chronicles 21 and 22; and Acts 9
July 9: 2 Chronicles 23 and 24; and Acts 10
July 10: 2 Chronicles 25 and 26; and Acts 11
July 11: 2 Chronicles 27 and 28; and Acts 12
July 12: 2 Chronicles 29 and 30; and Acts 13
July 13: 2 Chronicles 31 and 32; and Acts 14
July 14: Psalms 85, 86, 87, and 88 (commentaries are at 85, 86, 87, and 88)
July 15: 2 Chronicles 33 and 34; and Acts 15
July 16: 2 Chronicles 35 and 36; and Acts 16
July 17: Ezra 1 and 2; and Acts 17
July 18: Ezra 3 and 4; and Acts 18
July 19: Ezra 5 and 6; and Acts 19
July 20: Ezra 7 and 8; and Acts 20
July 21: Ezra 9 and 10; and Acts 21
July 22: Psalms 89, 90, 91, and 92 (commentaries are at 89, 90, 91, and 92)
July 23: Nehemiah 1 and 2; and Acts 22
July 24: Nehemiah 3 and 4; and Acts 23
July 25: Nehemiah 5 and 6; and Acts 24
July 26: Nehemiah 7, 8, and 9; and Acts 25
July 27: Nehemiah 10 and 11; and Acts 26
July 28: Nehemiah 12 and 13; and Acts 27
July 29: Esther 1 and 2; and Acts 28
July 30: Esther 1 and 2; and Romans 1
July 31: Esther 5, 6, and 7; and Romans 2

August 1: Esther 8, 9, and 10; and Romans 3
August 2: Psalms 93, 94, 95, and 96 (commentaries are at 93, 94, 95, and 96)
August 3: Job 1, 2, and 3; and Romans 4
August 4: Job 4, 5, and 6; and Romans 5
August 5: Job 7, 8, and 9; and Romans 6
August 6: Job 10, 11, and 12; and Romans 7
August 7: Job 13, 14, and 15; and Romans 8
August 8: Job 16, 17, and 18; and Romans 9
August 9: Job 19, 20, and 21; and Romans 10
August 10: Psalms 97, 98, 99, and 100 (commentaries are at 97, 98, 99, and 100)
August 11: Job 22, 23, and 24; and Romans 11
August 12: Job 25, 26, and 27; and Romans 12
August 13: Job 28, 29, and 30; and Romans 13
August 14: Job 31, 32, and 33; and Romans 14
August 15: Job 34, 35, and 36; and Romans 15
August 16: Job 37, 38, and 39; and Romans 16
August 17: Job 40, 41, and 42; and 1 Corinthians 1
August 18: Proverbs 1 and 2; and 1 Corinthians 2
August 19: Proverbs 3 and 4; and 1 Corinthians 3
August 20: Psalms 101, 102, 103, and 104 (commentaries are at 101, 102, 103, and 104)
August 21: Proverbs 5 and 6; and 1 Corinthians 4
August 22: Proverbs 7, 8, and 9; and 1 Corinthians 5
August 23: Proverbs 10 and 11; and 1 Corinthians 6
August 24: Proverbs 12 and 13; and 1 Corinthians 7
August 25: Proverbs 14 and 15; and 1 Corinthians 8
August 26: Proverbs 16 and 17; and 1 Corinthians 9
August 27: Proverbs 18 and 19; and 1 Corinthians 10
August 28: Proverbs 20 and 21; and 1 Corinthians 11
August 29: Proverbs 22 and 23; and 1 Corinthians 12
August 30: Proverbs 24 and 25; and 1 Corinthians 13
August 31: Proverbs 26 and 27; and 1 Corinthians 14

September 1: Proverbs 28 and 29; and 1 Corinthians 15
September 2: Proverbs 30 and 31; and 1 Corinthians 16
September 3: Ecclesiastes 1, 2, and 3; and 2 Corinthians 1
September 4: Ecclesiastes 4, 5, and 6; and 2 Corinthians 2
September 5: Ecclesiastes 7, 8, and 9; and 2 Corinthians 3
September 6: Ecclesiastes 10, 11, and 12
September 7: Psalms 105, 106, and 107 (commentaries are at 105, 106, and 107)
September 8: Psalms 108, 109, and 110 (commentaries are at 108, 109, and 110)
September 9: Song of Songs 1 and 2; and 2 Corinthians 4
September 10: Song of Songs 3 and 4; and 2 Corinthians 5
September 11: Song of Songs 5 and 6; and 2 Corinthians 6
September 12: Song of Songs 7 and 8; and 2 Corinthians 7
September 13: Isaiah 1, 2, and 3; and 2 Corinthians 8
September 14: Isaiah 4, 5, and 6; and 2 Corinthians 9
September 15: Isaiah 7, 8, and 9; and 2 Corinthians 10
September 16: Isaiah 10, 11, and 12; and 2 Corinthians 11
September 17: Isaiah 13, 14, and 15; and 2 Corinthians 12
September 18: Isaiah 16, 17, and 18; and 2 Corinthians 13
September 19: Isaiah 19, 20, and 21; and Galatians 1
September 20: Psalms 111, 112, 113, and 114 (commentaries are at 111, 112, 113, and 114)
September 21: Isaiah 22, 23, and 24; and Galatians 2
September 22: Isaiah 25, 26, and 27; and Galatians 3
September 23: Isaiah 28, 29, and 30; and Galatians 4
September 24: Isaiah 31, 32, and 33; and Galatians 5
September 25: Isaiah 34, 35, and 36; and Galatians 6
September 26: Isaiah 37, 38, and 39; and Ephesians 1
September 27: Isaiah 40, 41, and 42; and Ephesians 2
September 28: Isaiah 43, 44, and 45; and Ephesians 3
September 29: Isaiah 46, 47, and 48; and Ephesians 4
September 30: Isaiah 49, 50, and 51; and Ephesians 5

October 1: Isaiah 52, 53, and 54; and Ephesians 6
October 2: Isaiah 55, 56, and 57; and Philippians 1
October 3: Psalms 115, 116, 117, and 118 (commentaries are at 115, 116, 117, and 118)
October 4: Isaiah 58, 59, and 60; and Philippians 2
October 5: Isaiah 61, 62, and 63; and Philippians 3
October 6: Isaiah 64, 65, and 66; and Philippians 4
October 7: Jeremiah 1, 2, and 3; and Colossians 1
October 8: Jeremiah 4, 5, and 6; and Colossians 2
October 9: Jeremiah 7, 8, and 9; and Colossians 3
October 10: Jeremiah 10, 11, and 12; and Colossians 4
October 11: Psalms 119 (commentary at 119)
October 12: Psalms 120, 121, and 122 (commentaries are at 120, 121, and 122)
October 13: Jeremiah 13, 14, and 15; and 1 Thessalonians 1
October 14: Jeremiah 16, 17, and 18; and 1 Thessalonians 2
October 15: Jeremiah 19, 20, and 21; and 1 Thessalonians 3
October 16: Jeremiah 22, 23, and 24; and 1 Thessalonians 4
October 17: Jeremiah 25, 26, and 27; and 1 Thessalonians 5
October 18: Jeremiah 28, 29, and 30; and 2 Thessalonians 1
October 19: Jeremiah 31, 32, and 33; and 2 Thessalonians 2
October 20: Jeremiah 34, 35, and 36; and 2 Thessalonians 3
October 21: Psalms 123, 124, 125, and 126 (commentaries are at 123, 124, 125, and 126)
October 22: Jeremiah 37, 38, and 39; and 1 Timothy 1
October 23: Jeremiah 40, 41, and 42; and 1 Timothy 2
October 24: Jeremiah 43, 44, and 45; and 1 Timothy 3
October 25: Jeremiah 46, 47, and 48; and 1 Timothy 4
October 26: Jeremiah 49 and 50; and 1 Timothy 5
October 27: Jeremiah 51 and 52; and 1 Timothy 6
October 28: Lamentations 1 and 2; and 2 Timothy 1
October 29: Lamentations 3, 4, and 5; and 2 Timothy 2
October 30: Ezekiel 1, 2, and 3; and 2 Timothy 3
October 31: Ezekiel 4, 5, and 6; and 2 Timothy 4

November 1: Ezekiel 7, 8, and 9; and Titus 1
November 2: Ezekiel 10, 11, and 12; and Titus 2
November 3: Ezekiel 13, 14, and 15; and Titus 3
November 4: Ezekiel 16, 17, and 18; and Philemon 1
November 5: Psalms 127, 128, 129, and 130 (commentaries are at 127, 128, 129, and 130)
November 6: Psalms 131, 132, 133, and 134 (commentaries are at 131, 132, 133, and 134)
November 7: Ezekiel 19, 20, and 21; and Hebrews 1
November 8: Ezekiel 22, 23, and 24; and Hebrews 2
November 9: Ezekiel 25, 26, and 27; and Hebrews 3
November 10: Ezekiel 28, 29, and 30; and Hebrews 4
November 11: Ezekiel 31, 32, and 33; and Hebrews 5
November 12: Ezekiel 34, 35, and 36; and Hebrews 6
November 13: Ezekiel 37, 38, and 39; and Hebrews 7
November 14: Ezekiel 40, 41, and 42; and Hebrews 8
November 15: Ezekiel 43, 44, and 45; and Hebrews 9
November 16: Ezekiel 46, 47, and 48; and Hebrews 10
November 17: Hosea 1, 2, and 3; and Hebrews 11
November 18: Hosea 4, 5, and 6; and Hebrews 12
November 19: Hosea 7, 8, and 9; and Hebrews 13
November 20: Hosea 10, 11, and 12; and James 1
November 21: Hosea 13 and 14; and James 2
November 22: Joel 1, 2, and 3; and James 3
November 23: Amos 1, 2, and 3; and James 4
November 24: Amos 4, 5, and 6; and James 5
November 25: Psalms 135, 136, 137, and 138 (commentaries are at 135, 136, 137, and 138)
November 26: Amos 7, 8, and 9; and 1 Peter 1
November 27: Obadiah 1; and 1 Peter 2
November 28: Jonah 1, 2, 3, and 4; and 1 Peter 3
November 29: Micah 1 and 2; and 1 Peter 4
November 30: Micah 3, 4, and 5; and 1 Peter 5

December 1: Micah 6 and 7; and 2 Peter 1
December 2: Nahum 1, 2, and 3; and 2 Peter 2
December 3: Habakkuk 1, 2, and 3; and 2 Peter 3
December 4: Psalms 139, 140, 141, and 142 (commentaries are at 139, 140, 141, and 142)
December 5: Zephaniah 1, 2, and 3; and 1 John 1
December 6: Haggai 1 and 2; and 1 John 2
December 7: Zechariah 1, 2, and 3; and 1 John 3
December 8: Zechariah 4, 5, and 6; and 1 John 4
December 9: Zechariah 7, 8, and 9; and 1 John 5
December 10: Zechariah 10, 11, and 12; and 2 John 1
December 11: Zechariah 13 and 14; and 3 John 1
December 12: Malachi 1, 2, 3, and 4; and Jude 1
December 13: Psalms 143, 144, 145, and 146 (commentaries are at 143, 144, 145, and 146)
December 14: Daniel 1 and 2
December 15: Daniel 3 and 4
December 16: Daniel 5 and 6
December 17: Daniel 7 and 8
December 18: Daniel 9 and 10
December 19: Daniel 11 and 12
December 20: Psalms 147, 148, 149, and 150 (commentaries are at 147, 148, 149, and 150)
December 21: Revelation 1 and 2
December 22: Revelation 3 and 4
December 23: Revelation 5 and 6
December 24: Revelation 7 and 8
December 25: Revelation 9 and 10
December 26: Revelation 11 and 12
December 27: Revelation 13 and 14
December 28: Revelation 15 and 16
December 29: Revelation 17 and 18
December 30: Revelation 19 and 20
December 31: Revelation 21 and 22

Read Along With 18thCandidate

I have read the bible straight through using this schedule for several years. If you give it a try, feel free to send me a /msg on any thoughts you had on what you read for the day. I'd really enjoy discussing it with you, whether you are a devout Christian, an atheist, or of any other religious denomination.

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